Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Recycled Gift Basket Stuffing

This week's works for me Wednesday tip was submitted by my friend, Cindy. I thought it was a great idea and decided to post it for her!

"I've made gift baskets a lot in the past and have always bought the stuffing that goes in the bottom of the basket. I always thought it was a waste of money. But, a couple of years ago, I'd forgotten to buy that stuff and I needed something. I took some brown paper bags and ran it through my shredder. It took quite a few, but I made enough shredding for stuffing! Everybody raved about the idea -- and it was free!"

Thanks for the awesome tip, Cindy! Just another way to be frugal and THAT works for me!
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7 comments:

anti-supermom said...

I cannot express to you how much I LOVE THIS IDEA!

I can't wait for this evening and I can start some shredding...

Frugal Finds said...

Great idea!!!!

Best Life said...

genius! thanks for sharing. Lisa~

~~tonya~~ said...

As a scrapbooker, I bet I could use old patterend paper too to add some color--huh?? Great tip!!

Lynn said...

Great idea. I've also started using those small scraps of wrapping paper that are too miniscule for any other use. I just use my scissors and cut them in really thin strips and throw them in a plastic bag that I store with my gift bags. They make really colorful filling for gift baskets, or even just a festive look peeking out of a gift bag. And since I would just be throwing away the scraps anyway . . .

Jen said...

What a great idea - thanks!

Tanya said...

Great idea! I have done this with various colored papers to match the theme of the basket or gift bag. Just don't try it with tissue paper like I did. It will jam your shredder. Oops!